Located in the Dubai Marina, Cayan Tower is an 80-storey residential tower with a dynamic, twisting shape and waterfront views. It is the world’s tallest tower to feature a 90-degree twist, producing a helix shape that helps shield its interior from the desert sun.
The project is composed of:
- Six basements
- Ground floor
- Mezzanine floors
- Six podium floors
- 66 residential floors
- Main roof
- External façade (curtain walls)
The building has studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, along with 11 loft floors and three penthouse floors. Amenities include a landscaped podium, retail outlets, children’s nursery, gymnasium, outdoor swimming pools and an outdoor tennis court.
The structural system for the tower employs a reinforced concrete column superstructure that rotates with the twisting shape. There are no structural pillars inside the building; instead it is supported via a complex concrete column structure that holds it up from the outside, although a central service core remains. The tower is clad in metal panels with staggered glass to maximise the penetration of daylight to the apartments. The top is crowned with a hollow latticework that continues the metallic rectangular cladding pattern.
Currie & Brown was initially appointed to provide project and cost management services. Thereafter we provided dispute resolution services when the client was notified of the contractor’s intent to commence arbitration because the parties could not agree on a contractual completion date.
We analysed multiple contracts, supplementary contracts and correspondence to assist the client to identify a contractual completion date, thus allowing the client to impose the liquid and ascertained damages that were defined in the contract.